“Rich, gooey and reminiscent of a chocolate fondant, hot chocolate is an indulgent affair in Italy, a far cry from the milky drink you find here in the UK. This is my nonna’s classic cioccolata calda recipe with panna (meaning ‘cream’), but I have made it totally vegan by using The Coconut Collaborative chocolate pots and a plant-based whipping cream” - Chef Roberta
Heat all the ingredients in a small pan over a low heat, stirring frequently until the chocolate pots have melted. Take care to keep the heat gentle or you will lose the delicate orange aroma.
Divide the hot chocolate between two cups (we recommend little espresso cups or small water glasses!) and top with the vegan whipping cream.
To finish off, add a sprinkling of cocoa powder and serve with a cinnamon stick or star anise for a little spice. Enjoy!